Tim Breen Ph.D., P’17, Head of School, and Allison Letourneau, Associate Head of School for Enrollment Management, recently wrote an article about inquiry-based learning for Insights, The Newsletter of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. In the article, they highlight three schools that are using inquiry-based learning with students from preschool through 12th grade and discuss the benefits that this type of self-directed work has for all kids. They write in part:
We live in an incredibly exciting time in education. Over the past decade, research has led to new understandings of the importance of motivation in learning and the role that inquiry-based learning—driven by students’ authentic questions—can play in developing enduring understandings. There has also been a focus on identifying the skills and habits that correlate with college success as well as an explosion in access to information and ideas. Anyone with a connection to the Internet can access vast stores of information and interact with others about ideas.
Click here to find the Insights publication and scroll to page 15 to read the article.